Homicide witnesses sought

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is reaching out to the public to seek witnesses in a homicide at 126th Street in Surrey.

IHIT has identified the man killed during a shooting at 126th Street and 88th Avenue in Surrey just before 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

Arun Paul Singh Bains, 22, was rushed to hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.  Arun Bains is known to be associated to the people connected to the street level drug trade conflict.

IHIT is now seeking the help of anyone who was in the area of 126th Street and 88th Avenue prior to 3 a.m. 

IHIT is also interested in speaking with anyone who can tell them about Arun Bain’s actions prior to his death.

“This murder is a tragic incident; one that we feared would happen in light of the recent string of shootings.  Our deep concern now is that there may be a retaliation incident.  We are appealing to those involved in this ongoing dispute to not take any more lives and to understand that this is more than gunplay, it’s murder,” said Sgt. Dale Carr, Surrey RCMP spokesperson

Carr further stated: “We have a significant number of resources investigating the recent shootings. Surrey RCMP has partnered with other police agencies including Delta Police, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), and now IHIT to find a resolve. Now more than ever, we need assistance from the community.  We need you to come forward with any little bit of information you may have before another young person is killed.” 

IHIT is asking anyone who may have information to call the IHIT tipline by calling 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at [email protected]


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